Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, as the son of an art and drawing teacher. He was a brillant student. He passed the entrance examination for the Barcelona School of Fine Arts at the age of 14 in just one day and was allowed to skip the first two classes. According to one of many legends about the artist’s life, his father recognizing the extraordinary talent of his son, gave him his brushes and palette and vowed to paint never again in his life. He died 1973 in Mougins_France.